PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA January 10, 2020 A public meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be held on January 24, 2020 at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5000 W. Carefree Hwy, Phoenix, Arizona 85086, as authorized by A.R.S. Are you or someone you know interested in fishing but don’t know where to start? Daily air temperature before that had been in the 100s, with low air temperature in the 80s. The campground is open. The pond is still too warm for trout, so this week’s trout stocking was canceled. Lower Lake MaryNot a lot of water left. It’s easy to do online. Proud of his catch at Kaibab Lake, Tomy Jr. Yellowhair shared this picture with the FishAZ group. I did get a report of an angler catching decent-sized bluegill on the lake on worms under a bobber. Upper Lake MarySome pike are being caught in the shallows. Meeting minutes of previous meetings. Eric S. Sparks – Tucson What are the chances of opening the daily newspaper and finding a photo of your father fishing 49 years ago? Próximamente te proveeremos más detalles. Under the provisions of the Arizona Revised Statutes 17-231, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission establishes policy for the management, preservation, and harvest of wildlife. Si gustas recibir parte de nuestro Reporte de Pesca en español - o si tienes ideas de cómo podríamos servir mejor a la comunidad hispanohablante - envíale un correo a. . Need your fishing license or hunt/fish combo license? It was created through the Dingell-Johnson Act of 1950 (Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act) and the Wallop-Breaux amendments of 1984. Lures and flies are working for folks fishing from boats. Próximamente te proveeremos más detalles. The pond is still too warm for trout, so this week’s trout stocking was canceled. They are running mostly in the 1- to 3-pound range, but now and again we get a nice surprise. PHOENIX — The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 at AZGFD headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix. Lures and flies are working for folks fishing from boats. Each commissioner serves a five-year term, staggered. Nice job!. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person or view Tune in now here! The trout were deep, so they used rainbow and lime twist PowerBait about 4 feet off the bottom. The public can watch the meeting on the web at www.azgfd.gov/commissioncam or listen to the meeting by calling 404 397-1516, access code: 280 046 234##. The meetings will start each day at 8:00AM. Those who wish to speak to the commission may submit “speaker cards” (blue cards) in person at the meeting or from a regional office. September 2020Arizona Game and Fish Department, Fall 2020 fishing forecast is now available. DAY TWO OF TWO: The Commission will attend the Annual Commission Awards Banquet, the Commission will socialize with its constituents and recognize the award winners. - East Fork of the Black River (stocked 9/3 with rainbow trout), - Bear Canyon Lake (stocked 8/26 with rainbow trout), - Canyon Creek (stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout), - East Verde River (stocked 8/27 with Gila trout), - Tonto Creek (stocked 9/10 with rainbow trout), - Willow Springs Lake (stocked 9/1 with tiger trout and rainbow trout; stocked 9/8 with rainbow trout), - Woods Canyon Lake (stocked 9/1 with tiger trout and rainbow trout), - Dogtown Lake (stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout), - Oak Creek (stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout), - Fain Lake (stocked 8/31 with rainbow trout), - Goldwater Lake (stocked 9/10 with rainbow trout), - Lynx Lake (stocked 8/31 with rainbow trout), Are you or someone you know interested in fishing but don’t know where to start? Ashurst LakeRoad is open. No more than three may be from the same political party. Crappie jigs or worms work for crappie and bluegill in the shallow area on the east side. The meeting also can be viewed from any of the department’s regional offices statewide on streaming video. Colorado River - Below Davis DamThe striper bite along the shores of the Colorado River below the Davis Dam has been very productive. This is "AZGFD Commission Meeting" by Arizona Game and Fish Department on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. The Department is recommending several amendments for the 2021 hunts to better manage elk in flexible management and minimal occurrence zones in Game Management Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 3B, 4A and 4B. This first video discusses fishing equipment for beginners. Smallmouth bass are keeping anglers busy! Commission to consider proposed amendments to fishing regulations at its Sept. 25 meeting. According to the campground host, folks fishing off of the points and deeper areas of the lake are catching trout on garlic PowerBait on the bottom. We caught a lot of bluegill during our sampling along with quite a few bass. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attn: Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS:WSFR, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803. That means after Jan. 1 , the dealers will transmit to AZGFD the full value of the license for each sale and the dealers will retain the convenience fee, if any. Search for boils from Black Rock & Calif. Bay north to the river entrance. Dave R. was at Dogtown Lake and proudly shows his catch - and dinner - with the FishAZ Facebook group. Lake MohaveAnglers are doing well for stripers near the dam and telephone cove. For more information, visit http://www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/strategic_plan.shtml. AZGFD hosted public meetings Jun 29, 2009 ... which will be presented to the commission for approval at its Sept. 11—12 meeting in Phoenix. Our local angler Isaias Gonzales was fishing from shore using anchovies near the end of Yale and landed a nice 7.16-pound striper, 27-3/8 inches. Attend the AZGF Commission Appointment Recommendation Board Meeting on November 15, 2017 PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board will interview four candidates for the governor’s appointment to fill a 2018 vacancy on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. AZGFD . A few boils randomly early and late. Our audience is growing and we want to ensure we’re serving our diverse community. Location undisclosed. You’ll learn about what you need to get started, including rods, reels, bait and more. Standard catfish offerings like hot dogs, nightcrawlers, uncooked shrimp, and prepared dough baits were working well for fish on the bottom. During our sampling, the majority of the trout we caught were in the shallow areas near the inflow area of the lake. MSA President Jake Swartwood accepted the award. In support of the Commission’s obligations, the Director, as chief administrative officer, provides general supervision and control of all Department functions and activities. When they get over 5 pounds they can peel some line. Lake had gotten warm so some anglers recommended fishing on the bottom. There was a big concentration of brown trout in the shallows near the county park on the opposite side of the lake from the Forest Service boat ramp. Stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout. Try anchoring in around 40 feet and put out your submersible lights. Members of the public may view the meeting from any Department regional office or headquarters via video teleconference. This pattern is repeating lakewide. The lake is full. Worms were the best bait. Electrofishing surveys will be conducted at San Juan, Good Hope, RIncon and Wahweap, so no new report for this week. One of the crew caught a large bluegill fly-fishing while we were waiting for it to get dark enough to sample the lake. Pictured are (from left): AZGFD … Leland S. “Bill” Brake – Elgin They were not dependable each day but when it was about time to give up, they would surface again. Trout stockings, which resumed in the fall, will continue through March. Genevieve F. fished with her family and caught two bass at Granite Reef. § 17-2010). We caught a lot of nice bluegill during our sampling. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is launching a pilot program, and we want to hear from you! Cut anchovies usually work well. No report. Crappie jigs or worms work for crappie and bluegill in the shallow area on the east side. The channel catfish bite is excellent right now and numerous cats are being caught on cut mackerel or squid off deeper points and coves in 15 to 35 feet of water. The proposed changes went through a public comment period in August. Several rim lakes and White Mountains lakes were stocked with trout in the last two weeks (see list further down). We also caught some nice-sized catfish in the shallow areas all around the lake. Hopefully the temperatures will drop soon so we can begin stocking here. That’s exactly what happened to FishAZ member Monica Horton’s father! Those viewing via video teleconference wanting to speak to the commission on specific agenda items can call 602 962-8790 and follow the prompts to say your name, where you are calling from, and the agenda item you wish to speak about. Channel catfish were last stocked in August. For more photos (including new photos each day), visit the Fish AZ Facebook Group. Try throwing Smoke Sparkle or Green Pumpkin Hula grubs rigged on a 3/8-ounce football jig fished around rocky points and gravel shorelines in 6 to 15 feet of water. Simply visit https://www.azgfd.com/license/ to view the license options and fees, then select “Buy a License Online” (or directly visit https://license.azgfd.com/). Fishing is one of those activities. Todd G. Geiler – Prescott. Striped bass can easily be caught under crappie lights at night. Live webcasts of commission meetings. They were not dependable each day but when it was about time to give up, they would surface again. After public comments are reviewed and considered, the final draft Wildlife 20/20 plan is anticipated to be presented to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission for consideration at its Dec. 7-8 meeting in Phoenix. Below is a news release from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. It has been growing in popularity during the pandemic, and there are still many places to go where you can enjoy time with family and practice safe social distancing. Many important topics related to Rim Country hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities will be addressed during this meeting. AZGFD has a video series for beginners. We sampled Whitehorse in August. The Commission is composed of five members appointed by the Governor pursuant to ARS 38-211. Ashurst was stocked with brown trout two weeks ago and rainbow trout last week. The campground is open. Kinnikinick LakeRoad is open. Commission on Service and Volunteerism- December Meeting (Virtual) Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism : Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 1:30pm: COVID-19 Task Force Meeting - 12.16.20 Arizona State Board of Pharmacy : Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 2:30pm: Arizona Industrial Development Authority Board Meeting The AZGFD Commission meeting is being broadcast live today! ABC 15 recently did a story on the growing popularity of fishing during the pandemic. The AZGFD Commission Appointment Recommendation Board forwarded the names of Goughnour and Headington to the … The ability to speak to the commission is not available for those viewing the webcast. Smallmouth bass were cooperative in 20-40 feet of water off rocky slopes and ledges next to deep water. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission voted to approve the proposed amendments to Commission Order 40 (sport fishing bag and possession limits, special regulations, and specific closures) for calendar years 2021 and 2022 at its Sept. 25 meeting in Greer, Ariz. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation or this document in an alternative format by contacting the Director’s Office as listed above. Jim Strogen receives the AZGFD Commission Commendation on Friday morning during the AZGFD Commission meeting at Quality Inn in Payson. See the Community Fishing Program stocking schedule. The topwater bite is on too! Emiliano B. recently landed this huge cafish. Try throwing Smoke Sparkle or Green Pumpkin Hula grubs rigged on a 3/8-ounce football jig fished around rocky points and gravel shorelines in 6 to 15 feet of water. During our sampling we caught a lot of nice-sized crappie and bluegill in the shallow area of the lake. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will consider approval of proposed amendments to Commission Order 40 (sport fishing bag and possession limits, special regulations, and specific closures) for calendar years 2021 and 2022 at its Sept. 25 meeting. Green garlic PowerBait has been working. The Commission approved the 2021 elk and population management hunts and permit numbers in December 2019 as part of a two-year hunt recommendation package. We’re not sure where in Arizona Jenny T. took this photo, but that face shows pure happiness! Green garlic PowerBait has been working. Upcoming AZGFD Commission meeting in Payson The monthly AZGFD Commission Meeting will be held in Payson at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino on June 8 & 9. Simply visit. The Commission approved the 2021 elk and population management hunts and permit numbers in December 2019 as part of a two-year hunt recommendation package. One little boy was very surprised when a huge largemouth bass ate the worm he was using to catch bluegill. Meeting up in Payson: Letter from AGFD: There are a couple of contentious issues on the commission meeting agenda this Saturday. Stocked with trout last week (has been stocked with 38,000 rainbow trout since March). The largemouth and smallmouth bass are going after various plastics and some of the spinner baits. A webcaston Aug. 6 discussed the changes (starts about 35 seconds into the video). Nuestra audiencia está creciendo y queremos asegurarnos de servir a nuestra diversa comunidad; motivo por el que el Departamento de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de Arizona está lanzando un programa piloto y ¡queremos escuchar de ti! Report courtesy of John Galbraith of Bass Tackle Master via AZ State Parks. The surface action was short, only a half hour or so, but very rewarding when they finally surfaced. Commissioners’ Forum – Commission’s stance on various issues affecting wildlife conservation. Trolling super spooks, sassy shads and white or chrome/blue Rat-L-Traps is currently your best bet. This first, Our audience is growing and we want to ensure we’re serving our diverse community. Report courtesy of Arizona State Parks. To see the fall 2020 fishing forecast for major public water bodies in the respective regions, visit https://www.azgfd.com/fishing/forecast/. Striped bass action is decent and observant anglers can find boils of stripers chasing shad in the morning and late afternoon. The AZGFD Commission presented the MSA with a Commission Commendation of Achievement during a meeting at Payson’s Quality Inn on Dec. 4. Temperatures will warm again this week after last week's cooler, windy weather. He said he was catching trout by fishing on the bottom with PowerBait. For a meeting agenda, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission, select the Commission agenda link, then select the Sept. 25 agenda. Lake had gotten warm so some anglers recommended fishing on the bottom. Our local angler Isaias Gonzales was fishing from shore using anchovies near the end of Yale and landed a nice 7.16-pound striper, 27-3/8 inches. Commission Meeting Notices/Agendas Archive 2018 Meeting Notices/Agendas-Dec. 7 agenda, Revision 2-Nov. 2-3 agenda, workshop-Sept. 21 agenda Revision 2-Aug. 3 agenda, Revision 1-June 21 agenda, Telephonic meeting-June 8 agenda Revision 2-May 5 agenda, workshop-May 4 agenda Revision 1-April 6-7 agenda Revision 1-March 9 agenda Revision 1 Bass fishing has been slow, but a few anglers are picking up fish with small crankbaits fished near structure. AZGFD has a video series for beginners. Best timing was after dark when the weather was cooler. Considering that the bass were stocked in 2018, that was a surprise. According to the campground host, folks fishing off of the points and deeper areas of the lake are catching trout on garlic PowerBait on the bottom. Report courtesy of John Galbraith of Bass Tackle Master via AZ State Parks. Kaibab LakeThe lake is full. The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, or disability in its programs and activities. Most of the trout seemed to be concentrated near the dam. September 14, 2020 A public meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be held onSeptember 25, 2020 at theGreer Community Center, 74 Main Street, Greer, AZ 85927. View the commission meeting live Need your fishing license or hunt/fish combo license? Trolling with an umbrella rig has been working the best. Greer/White Mountains area- East Fork of the Black River (stocked 9/3 with rainbow trout), - West Fork Little Colorado River (Greer) (stocked 8/31 with rainbow trout), - West Fork Little Colorado River (Sheeps Crossing) (stocked 9/1 with rainbow trout), - Silver Creek (stocked 9/6 with rainbow trout), - Fool Hollow Lake (stocked 8/25 with rainbow trout), - Show Low Creek (stocked 9/9 with rainbow trout), Payson/Mogollon Rim area- Bear Canyon Lake (stocked 8/26 with rainbow trout), - Canyon Creek (stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout)- East Verde River (stocked 8/27 with Gila trout), - Haigler Creek (stocked 8/27 with rainbow trout), - Tonto Creek (stocked 9/10 with rainbow trout)- Willow Springs Lake (stocked 9/1 with tiger trout and rainbow trout; stocked 9/8 with rainbow trout)- Woods Canyon Lake (stocked 9/1 with tiger trout and rainbow trout), - Ashurst Lake (stocked 9/8 with rainbow trout, 9/3 with brown trout), Williams area- Dogtown Lake (stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout), - Kaibab Lake (stocked 9/10 with rainbow trout), Cottonwood/Verde Valley area- Oak Creek (stocked 9/4 with rainbow trout), - Mingus Lake (stocked 8/31 with rainbow trout), Prescott area- Fain Lake (stocked 8/31 with rainbow trout), - Goldwater Lake (stocked 9/10 with rainbow trout)- Lynx Lake (stocked 8/31 with rainbow trout), Catfish stockings in some Community Fishing Program waters to start in mid September. 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